Traditional way to eat pierogies? Not so much. And I wasn’t sure at all that this would be good, but I decided to try it anyway.
The pierogies were the inspiration. Since they have mashed potatoes in them, the gravy seemed like a natural pairing. I wasn’t sure how the smoked sausage would be but it added a little zip of flavor to the other ingredients. The kids loved it and it was quick to fix. You can’t ask for much more than that.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 bag frozen pierogies
- 1 onion, diced or sliced
- 2 Tbs. butter
- 1 jar beef gravy
- 1 smoked sausage (turkey or low fat), sliced
Bake the pierogies according to the package directions. I used the method of spraying them with cooking spray and then baking. They didn’t brown the way I’d hoped but they were still good.
Cook the onion in the butter in a large skillet. Stir in the gravy and the smoked sausage. Let it heat together for a few minutes while the pierogies finish cooking. Serve the meat and gravy over the finished pierogies.
You could use just about any kind of meat you have available. Leftover roast or cooked ground beef would work fine.
Do you like to use convenience items when you cook? Or are you an “all from scratch” person?